Trenton, Missouri

Trenton City Council meets via video conference; declares “State of Emergency” in Trenton

Meeting for the first time using internet technology, the Trenton City Council Monday night declared a “State of Emergency” within the city of Trenton and ordered certain measures to protect public life, health, safety, and property to limit the spread of the coronavirus or Covid-19 – the disease creating the emergency. Essentially, five members of […]

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Trenton City Council to hold special meeting tonight via Zoom video conference

The Trenton City Council will meet in special session, Monday, March 23, 2020, at 7:00 pm via Zoom video conferencing. On the agenda will be Resolution No. 2020-1, a resolution of the city of Trenton, declaring a state of emergency within the city and order to employ measures to protect public life, health, safety and […]

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Grundy County Assessor’s office to temporarily close

Grundy County Assessor Kathy Veatch has announced her office at the Courthouse in Trenton will be closed beginning Tuesday, March 24 through Friday, March 27, 2020, as a health and safety precaution for employees and the public. The assessors’ office, she said, plans to reopen on Monday, March 30th. Individuals with property tax assessments may […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton R-9 School District to cancel classes March 23 through April 3, 2020

Trenton R-9 School District officials met on Tuesday, and have made the decision to cancel classes. Superintendent Michael Stegman provided details of the closure as well as safeguards established to ensure the safety of Trenton R-9 students. Below is the letter to parents as published on the Trenton R-9 School District website. Dear Parents, Students, […]

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Drake Kately pleads “Not Guilty” in Mercer County Circuit Court

A Kansas City man who reportedly escaped from the Mercer County Jail twice in August waived formal arraignment and plead not guilty to multiple charges in multiple cases in Division One of Mercer County Circuit Court this week. Twenty-eight-year-old Drake Andrew Kately has been charged in one case with the felonies of first-degree assault or […]

Crime and Courts

Three waive preliminary hearings during Tuesday session of Grundy County court

Three defendants waived preliminary hearings on Tuesday in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court. Spickard resident John Ervin Peterson has been charged with two counts of receiving stolen property on February 16th. St. Joseph resident Kellie Sue Holtman faces two counts from January 27th: stealing a motor vehicle and stealing of $750 or […]

Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to 10-years in prison without parole for conspiracy to distribute meth

A Lee’s Summit, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Joshua Hardin, 29, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs to 10 years in federal prison without parole. On Nov. 25, 2019, Hardin pleaded guilty to participating in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine from […]

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Trenton City Council discusses, but takes no action, on establishing a cash reserve policy for the city

The Trenton City Council discussed, but took no action Monday night, on a proposal from the City Administrator to establish a cash reserve policy for the city. Discussion also was held on possible wage increases for city employees as well as potentially establishing steps of advancement within the police, fire, and street departments. This topic […]

Grass Fires

No rest for Grundy County Rural Fire Department as they battle multiple fires

Grundy County rural firefighters continuously battled grass fires Saturday from late morning until late afternoon. Grundy County Rural Fire Chief Kenny Roberts said that it included battling two to three fires at the same time. Four brush trucks, two pumpers, and a tanker truck were used during the approximate six-hour period. There were no injuries […]

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Trenton City Council agenda to include Real Property Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act

The Trenton City Council will consider approval of an ordinance next week regarding the Real Property Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act for the city. The council will meet at the Trenton City Hall Monday night at 7 o’clock. The ordinance would adopt procedures for soliciting bids for tax increment financing projects under the act. Other […]